Ocala Horse Shows
and Horseback Riding
Marion County, Florida
Ocala Horse welcomes you to the
equestrian paradise of Ocala, located in the rolling hills of Marion
County, Florida. Here, many of the nations top horse breeders perfect
their craft, producing thoroughbred race horses as well as virtually
every other breed of horse. Ocala, Florida is also winter headquarters
for the HITS show jumping winter series at Hits Post Time Farm.
Horse farms create stunning vistas of
endless green grass accented by black horse fencing and majestic oak
trees. Here, future racing thoroughbreds and horse show champions are
born. A visit to a one of the many horse farms open to the public is a
Florida Horse Park, an attraction in
itself, is the center of horse shows for North Central Florida. Skilled
jumpers or disciplined dressage riders compete for ribbons almost every
New!: HITS Holiday Shows Added in
Winter months bring professional riders
to the famous Horse Shows in the Sun (HITS) circuit has been performing
at Hits Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida from mid December to
mid March for over 30 years.
The HITS Ocala Winter Circuit offers grand prix show jumping classes in
divisions for the beginner, novice and experienced rider.
Hits Post Time Farm is located at 13710
US Highway 27 in Ocala, Florida. Spectators are welcome.
Rocking Horse Stables offers a full slate of Dressage Shows,
Combined Training Schooling Shows, and Pony Club National Testing
events. Located in Altoona, Florida which is close to Ocala, Tampa and
Orlando. Rocking Horse
Canterbury Showplace is a beautiful
Equestrian Center located in nearby Newberry, Florida and is open to
horse-related events, horse eventing, and classic horse shows. Show
schedule click here.
Staying in the Ocala area? Visit Hotels in Ocala for
complete hotel, car rental and attraction reservations. Planning a trip
to Orlando? Make reservations here.
Enjoy a leisurely
horse carriage ride through horse country and enjoy the informative
banter of your guide.
NEWS: | |
Sep 30, 2015
Helping Hand: Finding a Farm Sitter
If you have horses at home, making travel plans can be complicated. If you have ties to a local boarding operation that you trust, some people will decide to board their horses while they are gone. If you lack that option, or your number of horses makes that cost prohibitive, your best option is usually hiring a farm sitter.
The best way to find one is often word of mouth - because those sitters come with built-in references. Ask other horse people, vets, farriers, and local horse businesses. More info...
Sep 29, 2015
Trail Riding in Ocala National Forest
Horseback trail riding in the Ocala National Forest is an exciting experience during all times of the year. During the summer, trails are shaded by the rich tree canopy overhead. In the wintertime the trails are protected from cool winds by the lush undergrowth on either side of the trail. And of course most of the time the weather is great in Florida and so is getting out there on your horse.
Check out Real Adventures Trail Rides for an guideded trail ride through Ocala National Forest. More info...
Sep 25, 2015
Tips On Conquering Trail Obstacles
by Susan Morrison
When a rider approaches a trail obstacle, everything may go smoothly or the horse may refuse, get confused or hit the obstacle. All-around trainer and multiple American Paint Horse Association World Champion Earnest Wilson of Tolar, Texas, says the problem isn’t usually with the obstacle; it’s with the rider. And the solution is as simple as drawing a straight line.
“The biggest problem I see is that people don’t understand direction of travel—where they’re going and how to get there,” Wilson says.
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